Monthly Archives: October 2012

Make some time to spend ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

Reviewed by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent Lights illuminated the stage as birds sang about their recent return from having flown “south for the winter,” thus letting the audience know that Studio 1’s and Arts Alive’s performance of “A Year with Frog and Toad” was about to begin.    Based on Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s [...]

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Burlington girl selected as finalist for radio contest

Times-News Anya Cardwell, 11, is among three finalists slected for Adventures in Odyssey’s “Get in the Show” contest. Cardwell, of  Burlington, is a home-schooled seventh-grader and attends Word Of Life Family Church in Burlington.    The other two finalists include Annaliese Wilford, 14, of Millersville, Md. and Shona Kennedy, 12, of Crestline, Calif.     The [...]

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UNC-Chapel Hill: A beacon for higher education

Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent    When reflecting on my first month here at the Universityof North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I’ve come to gain insight into what the university means to thousands of students from not only across the country, but the world.    There is a certain degree of pride that [...]

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Travis delivers the hits in Durham

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent DURHAM — We’ve all seen Randy Travis’ face on the news recently. On Sunday night, Travis preformed at the Durham Performing Arts Center and, with true aplomb, gave a stunning show.    Not a word was said about his recent indiscretions and within 10 minutes of him being [...]

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Experience a year with ‘Frog and Toad’

By Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent Ask any elementary school student about the “Frog and Toad” children’s book series and the response is bound to be a big smile.    Arnold Lobel’s beloved book, “A Year with Frog and Toad,” was adapted for the stage by brothers Robert and Willie Reale and appeared on Broadway. [...]

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Band of the Week: Turrentine Middle School

Name of band: Turrentine Middle School Trojan Band Director: Mark Payne Recent awards earned: These are hard-working kids who are involved in their school and community through the musical involvement provided by our band program. Each year, students are involved in all county band, all district band and concert band contests. The band performs numerous [...]

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Haunted forest a spooky good time

Reviewed by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent    MEBANE — Those of you looking for something scary and adventurous to do this Halloween should visit the 40th annual Hawfields Haunted Forest. The forest is located behind Hawfields Presbyterian Church and is organized by the Hawfields Civitan and Junior Civitan clubs as a fundraiser.    It [...]

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50th annual Miss Southern pageant to take place Saturday

By Taylor Davis Times-News correspondent    GRAHAM — Have you ever watched a pageant on TV and wondered what it would be like if it was live?    Then you definitely need to look into the Miss Southern Scholarship Pageant to experience the amazing talents these girls have to offer. The 50th anniversary event [...]

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Woodlawn Middle School will perform ‘Fame! Jr.’

Times-News    MEBANE — Woodlawn Middle School will present David De Silva’s “Fame! Jr.” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Eastern Alamance High School Auditorium, 4040 Mebane Rogers Road.    It takes place at New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street. The musical follows a diverse group of [...]

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A show with many lessons

Reviewed by Brittany Carter Times-News correspondent The Plaid Players Acting Company’s production of “Little Women: The Musical” is filled with Broadway-worthy voices and impeccable acting skills.    Directed by Grammy and Dove award-winning performer Elijah Chester, an Alamance County native, and produced by Jean Hedrick and Walter Boyd, the extremely talented cast does what [...]

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